Scholars Decry NJ Anti-Tesla Sales Regulation

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT) -- More than 70 economists and law professors dispatched a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday blasting a regulation that blocks Tesla Motors Inc.'s direct sale of electric cars to consumers, arguing that the measure will harm competition in the state's automobile market.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's recently passed rule requiring new vehicle sales to go through brick-and-mortar franchise dealerships is “protectionism for auto dealers, pure and simple,” according to scholars from institutions such as George Mason University, Notre Dame Law School...
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